Portal: Chris Froome is in the right place for Giro d'Italia

Chris Froome (Team Sky) at Tour of the Alps

Team Sky directeur sportif Nicolas Portal has echoed the comments of his rider Chris Froome , saying that the four-time Tour de France winner is on track with his form ahead of his tilt at the Giro d’Italia title next month. Froome finished fourth overall at the recent Tour of the Alps , 16 seconds behind the overall winner Thibaut Pinot (FDJ). It wasn’t for a want of trying as he attacked repeatedly over the five stages but he was unable to crack his rivals, and his result broke a run of victories for Team Sky at the race. With his ambition to target both the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France this season, Portal says that Froome is taking a similar approach to his Tour-Vuelta double last season. “I think he’s right where the team expects him to be. He’s got the Giro but he also wants to ...

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